The LG G3’s official unveiling is now less than a week away but that’s not stopping the rumor train from chugging along. In fact, it’s seemed to pick up momentum. Today’s leak reportedly comes from a series of slides that were reportedly shown off during a pre-announcement event held by LG for an unspecified Korean retailer.
Between all the leaks and rumors, we already had a fairly good idea of what the device’s specs looked like. The new slides simply confirm a few things, and rule out a few others.
While previous UAprofs seemed to make it pretty clear we wouldn’t be seeing a Snapdragon 805, the slides here confirm that the handset will in fact offer the same Snapdragon 801 CPU found in other recent flagships like the Sony Xperia Z2, Oppo Find 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. This might be disappointing for those that were hoping for something more, but don’t let this fool you — the G3 still packs some killer components.
Probably the most exciting (or wasteful, depending on your line of thought) component here is the 5.5-inch QHD IPS display. LG is far from the first manufacturer to embrace QHD, but it does have the distinction of being the first major player to do so.
Now we know what you’re probably thinking, “this things could to be damn huge!” With a 5.5-inch display, you’re right, it’s not a tiny phone. That said, it’s important to remember that the phone isn’t necessarily that much bigger than other modern flagships like the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5. While LG G3 comes in at 146.3 x 76.4 x 8.9, the HTC One M8 is 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm and the GS5 comes in at 142 x 72.5 x 8.1.
Turning to the rest of the specs, the LG G3 also has 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 13MP rear cam with OIS+, 2.1MP front cam, a 3000 mAh removable battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately, the specs don’t mention microSD, though here’s to hoping that LG includes this after all. For those that weren’t all that impressed by the LG G2’s sound, you’ll be happy to know that LG appears to be kicking things up a notch in this department and will offer 1 Watt external speaker and likely a few other sound-related improvements.
While today’s unveiling certainly clears up a bit about what to expect from the phone, there’s still plenty of mystery left, particularly when it comes to software. Although we’ve seen a few leaks that point to a redesigned UI, we’re still not completely sure how extensive this overhaul will be. More than likely, there could be a few other hardware/software tricks up LG’s sleeves, too.
The good news is our wait is almost over, and we’ll be on the scene as things unfold next week. What do you think of the LG G3 now that the puzzle pieces are rapidly falling into place? Impressed or not?